Sleeping well is to live better

Written by: Dr. Eduard Estivill Sancho
Published: | Updated: 17/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

If we reach 90 years will have slept 30 years of our life. 30 years to be awake 60. Sleep is the most Imponte function that takes our brain throughout life. No sleep, no life. The quality of sleep affects our waking and our quality of life.

The dream is a workshop for repair, restoration and memorization of what we spend and learn during the day. All you spend during the day, so repair and restore overnight. Also we learn, memorize it when we sleep. The memory is configured derante sleep.

Therefore, the proper functioning of this workshop, sleep, conditions us life.

This idea workshop is understood that the hours of sleep depend on age. A child 6 years, which moves a lot and learn a lot during the day, the workshop needed, ie sleep, duration between 11 and 12 hours. A teenager needs 9, a young adult 8 hours and after 65 years, 6 hours will suffice, because we do not move much higher and because we have learned many things.

More than 70% of adults get less sleep than they need. The pace of modern life, stress, daytime multiple stresses and obligations, take away hours of sleep.

For this we are irritable, moody and memory leaks and performance during the day.

There are also many people who sleep poorly. There are people who sleep little ( have Insomnia ), are those who sleep much (those who have too much sleep during the day ) and do not let you sleep ( those who snore, that give shaking legs Durmen while the sleepwalkers, those who speak, etc ).

These sleep disturbances, all have many healing treatment and all. But you must understand that these alterations are always a cause. And to solve the problem, one must know the cause. Treatment should be directed at treating the cause that produces alterations. There is no single treatment for sleep well because there are more than 40 causes of insomnia.

Therefore it is recommended always consult a sleep specialist, to practice the necessary tests to make a diagnosis and then recommend the most appropriate treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Eduard Estivill Sancho
Neurophysiology

European Sleep Medicine Specialist since 2012, Dr. Estivill Sancho is an eminence in this field. He has made international stays at prestigious of France and the United States. Since 1989 he is Director of his own clinic, Estivill Sleep Clinic. In addition, since 1999, he is also Director of the Sleep Disorders Unit of Hospital General de Catalunya in Sant Cugat del Valles. He is the President of the Estivill Sleep Foundation, founded in 2014 that aims to reach the entire population the importance and value of quality sleep. He is the author of several books, the latest published under the title "Children rested, happy children".

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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